Tawny Grisette

Amanita fulva

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Tawny Grisette Amanita fulva (Schaeff.) Fr. (illustrated 45% life size) Cap 4–9cm across, ovate at first, expanding to almost flat with low umbo, margin distinctly grooved; orange-brown; smooth, dry. Stem 70–120×8–12mm, tapering towards apex, becoming hollow; white tinged with cap colour; encased in large, bag-like, similarly coloured volva; no ring. Flesh white; taste and smell not distinctive. Gills free; white. Spores 9–11¼, globose; nonamyloid. Spore print white. Habitat in mixed woods; autumn. Very common. Edible.